23 Mar Important Information about Your Pregnancy and Coronavirus / COVID-19
Dr Norman Swan answers some important questions about your Pregnancy and Coronavirus / COVID-19
Presenter of Health Minutes, Dr Norman Swan, is a multi-award winning producer, broadcaster and investigative journalist. His career has been highlighted by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen, combining medical expertise with journalism.**
Remember, stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Reducing your risk *
- Practice good hand hygiene – wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry with paper towel or a hand dryer. An alcohol based hand rub is an acceptable alternative.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, and encourage others to do the same. Make sure you put the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands.
- Where possible, keep at least one metre away from people who have a respiratory illness and/or is coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid shaking hands with others.
Should pregnant women be avoiding public gatherings?
What effect does coronavirus have on pregnant women?
What effect will the coronavirus have on my baby if I am diagnosed with the infection?
What is the travel advice if I am pregnant?
What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus?
What should I do if I test positive for Coronavirus while pregnant?
What happens if I’m in self-isolation and I have to give birth?
Can I still attend my antenatal appointments if I am in self isolation?
Could I pass coronavirus to my baby?
What is the advice if I am a healthcare worker and pregnant?
For more information, visit the below resources
The Royal Womens Hospital Melbourne
The Royal Women’s Hospital is closely monitoring developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking all advised precautions.
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Metro North Hospital and Health Service is conducting COVID-19 screening at Community Assessment Clinics at a range of locations.
Royal Hospital for Women
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) has introduced changes to our policy covering visits to hospitals and inpatient facilities.